Three Women Owned Businesses Helping Breast Cancer Survivors Recover with Dignity & Comfort
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime? But there is good news: when breast cancer is detected early (localized stage), the 5-year survival rate is 98%. Create your early detection plan now.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are spotlighting three amazing women entrepreneurs and breast cancer survivors who have created companies dedicated to the dignity and comfort of those recovering from breast cancer surgeries. Drawing from their own experiences, these female founders have developed products that ensure comfort, confidence and dignity for women after undergoing breast cancer surgery.
AnaOno makes bras, swimwear and more for women who have had breast reconstruction, breast surgery, mastectomy or other conditions. Beautiful, wire-free and with soft materials, there are bra options, many with pocketed cups, for one breast, two breasts, or flat chests.
The TODAY Show described AnaOno as the “lingerie line [that] brings back sexy (and comfort) for breast cancer survivors.”
Founder and designer, Dana Donofree created the line because believes that beauty and comfort should not be a compromise for breast cancer survivors. Find out more here.
Heal in Comfort offers patented breast cancer mastectomy recovery shirts that are soft, easy to get on and off, and have internal pockets to conceal surgical drains.
One customer review notes, “Another surgery this Monday, thank goodness I have this incredibly comfortable shirt I bought to recover in. If you know anyone going through breast cancer surgery the recovery shirt is a must have.”
Inventor of Heal in Comfort, Cherie Mathews’ goal is to have every breast cancer patient leave the hospital with a Heal in Comfort shirt to make the coming weeks of post-op easier and more comfortable. Find out more here.
Medebra offers patented post-surgical recovery bras/vests for breast cancer and other patients. The bra for women, and vest for men, offers maximum support, pouches for drains, soft fabric, and adjustable Velcro straps for comfort and easy of wearing.
One breast cancer surgeon says, “My patients have really enjoyed the bras, stating they are comfortable and functional, and they often ask for extras! I myself like the way they fasten with Velcro over the shoulder, so that we don’t have to maneuver the arms of half-asleep patients or table through an arm hole.”
Founder of Medebra, Kim Haley’s mission is to reach far and wide to bring comfort and dignity to both men and women. Find out more here.
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